In my personal opinion …
The fonts and icons are inappropriate for the design – and they look a little amateurish. While you’re obviously going for a specific look, the lack of colour makes the site fairly dull/boring to look at. Once you have a screenshot on the page, as per the portfolio page, it suddenly looks completely out of place with the generic site colours.
The theme itself seems more appropriate for a call of duty website, rather than design agency/portfolio template?
As for improving it, I’m afraid I’m really not sure what you could do with it – I’m not certain this can be salvaged – maybe you can take the best elements from it and move forwards with it in another direction?
Sorry to be harsh, this is – again – just my personal opinion.
Agree with you Jonathan – campaign monitor testing process takes ages for some reason; you end up waiting a couple days before you can be 100% confident your email is OK. Who can hang around that long?
I’d be interested in submitting email templates, but would definitely like more of an indication as to how much TF plan on selling them for.
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I’ll do it for 98 cents per hour, pick ME. NOT g_gilmore.
I’ve also been looking for something like this, to maintain certain elements my website – something simple for specific areas (e.g. a support/knowledgebase area and menus).
Could I possibly steal a copy to have a look at too?
If it was ever officially released on here (and I was using it), I would happily buy immediately.
The first thing I noticed when trying to determine what’s wrong with it, is that I really can’t read the gray text (because of the black background), so it may be worth investigating accessibility considerations?
You might also want to segregate the 3 columns (e.g. dividing lines, differing background colours), so that there is a clear hierarchy – as you eye is naturally distracted at present. Or perhaps the 1st column is deserving of a little more space to encourage the reader towards it?
Thanks ever so much for the nice comments guys, feeling very positive about the design now!
I’m just putting the finishing touches on a proposed website re-design for the company I work for – and would love some constructive feedback. The site is based on a design here (surreal).
Thanks for your thoughts:
I’ve also stuck it on reviewmydesign.net, but haven’t had any feedback yet – link
Thanks for your thoughts!
Thanks so much guys – it ended up being a cross between the two!
I needed the .slide_content class to be float:left, with the position:relative removed!
It looks great now in ie7/8 & chrome, just gonna test in FF, but anticipating that it’ll be fine.
I’m hoping someone can help me with a cross-browser issue. I’m afraid I’m one of those ‘self-taught’ designers, and at present my skills are fairly limited!
I’m customising a theme I purchase from TF, and have added a jquery slider to display various products/services.
I’ve been developing using ie8, and it’s all pixel perfect – but naturally as soon as I check for cross-browser compatibility, there’s a serious issue with the slider tab positioning.
The active page:
How it looks in IE 8 :
Broken in Chrome and early versions of FF:
Does anybody have any ideas how I can correct this?
I also noticed that in ie7 the slider arrow disappears, but this is far less important.
Thanks for any help you can provide!